10/26/19

Creamy Feta Dip | Advanced SCD, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free

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With the holidays right around the corner, I am starting to plan our meals and appetizers. This year, I am looking for simple and easy dishes that are packed with flavor and quality ingredients. Since this recipe includes feta, I do not recommend this for anyone who is experiencing symptoms of irritable bowel disease. Feta is an advanced food and should only be consumed after six strict months of following the SCD diet and it should only be consumed in small amounts and in moderation.

Health Benefits of Feta Cheese
+ Feta cheese is a good source of calcium, phosphorus and protein, all of which have been proven to promote bone health.
+ Feta cheese contains friendly bacteria that have been shown to promote immune and intestinal health, in addition to their anti-inflammatory effects.
+ Feta cheese contains good amounts of CLA (Conjugated linoleic acid ), which may improve body composition and help prevent diabetes and cancer.

CREAMY FETA DIP
Advanced SCD, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Sugar-Free
yield: about 2 cups

INGREDIENTS
12 ounces feta cheese
1 cup homemade yogurt
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
juice of 1 lemon
salt & pepper to taste
red pepper flakes
Sliced veggies

DIRECTIONS
1. Place the feta cheese, yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a food processor and blend until creamy. This may take a few minutes.
2. Transfer dip to a serving bowl and sprinkle with chopped cucumbers, tomatoes and the red pepper flakes. *Optional: you can drizzle olive oil on top too, a squeeze of lemon or add chopped mint.
3. Serve with vegetable slices or try these homemade SCD crackers!


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